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I am looking for a way with which I can completely disable Windows-audio-output on our students computers. It would be ideal if I could disable it only for students and enable it for teachers (they are in a special teachers group). (Maybe a logon script?)

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Windows version? Are students users or Administrators? –  Dave M Jun 27 '12 at 16:12
Both students and teachers are normal users. Windows XP/7 machines. –  Zulakis Jun 27 '12 at 16:24

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You can disable the Windows Audio service via GP, located at:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Windows Audio

(Admins would be able to enable it manually, but hopefully your students aren't admins.)

Or if it has to be user-based, you could try creating an ADM Template to do it, like in this thread (though I've never personally tried this, and it does require finding the audio driver reg key, so hopefully you don't have different sound cards in your environment).

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Hopefully the teachers aren't admins, either. –  Hyppy Jun 27 '12 at 17:40

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